A new report released yesterday by Lagos State Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT) said the state recorded 1,617 cases of sexual assaults in six months.
In the report, from January to June 2021, cases related to adults who suffered one form of assault or the other were 1,329 (82 per cent), of which 1,125 (85 per cent) were female, while 194 (15 per cent) were male.
For children, a total of 288 cases were reported, of which females were 193 (67 per cent), while males were 95 (33 per cent). The analysis also revealed that among the 20 local government areas in Lagos State, the highest number of cases was reported in Alimosho, Ikeja, Kosofe, Ikorodu, Oshodi-Isolo and Ifako-Ijaiye.
The DSVRT Coordinator, Titilola Vivour-Adeniyi, said the findings had shown the need to intensify advocacy in areas with higher trends.Follow us on social media